Enlisted 9 September 1915 age 36, schoolmaster. Nok wife, Dorothy Florence Nelson Hall of Leake St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 22 November 1915 per RMS Mongolia. Served in France and wounded in action in August 1918. RTA 22 May 1919 per Castalia. Service medals and award: MC, 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. Citation for his Military Cross: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great initiative and coolness in holding his spot against large numbers of the enemy’. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 169 4 October 1917. London Gazette 4th Supplement No. 30135 15 June 1917. Mentioned in despatches: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 165 24 October 1918. London Gazette 4th Supplement No. 30706 28 May 1918. Mentioned in despatches: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 61 23 May 1919. London Gazette 5th Supplement No. 31089 27 December, 1918. Note: AWM embarkation roll name is incorrectly entered as Ball, Reginald.